2017 NHL All Star Game Rosters Announced

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Looking to repeat the magic of the 2015 midseason classic in Nashville, today the National Hockey League announced the 11-man rosters for all four divisions in the 2017 NHL All-Star Game 3-on-3 tournament, taking place in Los Angeles on 29 January.

UPDATED: Unlike in 2016, this year the winning division of the skills competiton will be allowed to select their opponent in the Semifinal, changing from the Eastern (Atlantic vs. Metropolitan) and Western (Central vs. Pacific) winners meeting in the final. But likeย last year, a fan vote named the captain for each division, with the league assigning the remaining spots, ensuring that each team has at least one player partaking.

Also different from last year is disallowing write-in votes for team captain, to avoid the initial public relations fiasco of John Scott from 2016, despite the happy ending of the game, with him captaining the Pacific to victory and being named game MVP.

From the perspective of the IHLC, there are players from sevenย different countries playing in the game, 34ย of whom have held the IHLC at least once in their careers, including tenย players that won this year’s World Cup Of Hockeyย in Toronto, along with threeย players (Hall, Marchand and McDavid)ย that won World Championship Goldย this past May. The Centralย Division team leads with 10 of 11 players being former IHLC champions, Vladimir Tarasenko being the only exception.

EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC
METROPOLITAN
GOALTENDERS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Carey Price*ย (Canadiens) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Sergei Bobrovski*ย (Blue Jackets)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Tuukka Rask* (Bruins) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Braden Holtby* (Capitals)
DEFENCEMEN
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Victor Hedman*ย (Lightning) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Justin Faulk*ย (Hurricanes)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Erik Karlsson (Senators) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Seth Jones (Blue Jackets)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Shea Weber*ย (Canadiens) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Ryan McDonagh* (Rangers)
FORWARDS
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Nikita Kucherov (Lightning) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Sidney Crosby* (Penguins)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brad Marchand* (Bruins) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Taylor Hall* (Devils)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Auston Matthews (Maple Leafs) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย Yevgeni Malkin*ย (Penguins)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cam Atkinson* (Blue Jackets)
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Frans Nielsen (Red Wings) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Ovechkin* (Capitals)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Kyle Okposo* (Sabres) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Wayne Simmonds (Flyers)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Vincent Trocheck (Panthers) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ John Tavares* (Islanders)
WESTERNย CONFERENCE
CENTRAL
PACIFIC
GOALTENDERS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Corey Crawford* (Blackhawks)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Martin Jones* (Sharks)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Devan Dubnyk* (Wild) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Mike Smith* (Coyotes)
DEFENCEMEN
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Duncan Keith* (Blackhawks) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brent Burns* (Sharks)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ P.K. Subban*ย (Predators) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Drew Doughty* (Kings)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Ryan Suter* (Wild) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cam Fowler*ย (Ducks)
FORWARDS
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Patrick Kane* (Blackhawks)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jeff Carter* (Kings)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Patrik Laine* (Jets) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Johnny Gaudreau (Flames)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Nathan MacKinnon* (Avalanche) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bo Horvat (Canucks)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Tyler Seguin* (Stars) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Ryan Kesler* (Ducks)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Vladimir Tarasenko (Blues) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Connor McDavid* (Oilers)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jonathan Toews* (Blackhawks) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Joe Pavelski* (Sharks)

Bold denotes team captain. A star (*)ย denotes players that have held the International Hockey Lineal Championship at least once. A strikethrough (example) through the player’s name denotes the player is injured and will be unable to play, replacements are listed below original selection.

Photo Credit: Sporting Newsย โ€“ IIHF โ€“ HHOF โ€“ IOC

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